AgWeatherNet Weekly Weather Outlook for September 15 to September 21, 2012

Mostly Sunny and Warm Throughout the Period

Nic Loyd, Meteorologist, 509-786-9357
Gerrit Hoogenboom, Director, 509-786-9371

A strong ridge of high pressure will maintain warm, sunny, and calm weather throughout the outlook period. Areas east of the Cascades will generally see highs in the 80s, while 70s to low 80s will be common west of the Cascades. Lows will be in the 40s and 50s. Saturday may begin cloudy and cool at the coast, but warmer weather will arrive in western Washington by Sunday. Next week looks to be somewhat warmer than this weekend. Overall, dry areas that continue to experience high fire danger and smoke-filled skies will see little relief next week. A warm air mass should preclude any significant frost concerns as well.

Temperatures
  • Warm, with above normal temperatures throughout the period, especially during the day.

Rainfall
  • Dry.

Wind
  • Light breezes this weekend.
  • Generally light next week.

Important Points about Next Week's Weather

South Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the upper 70s and lows in the mid to upper 40s.
Weekend
  • Mostly sunny and dry.
  • Highs in the 80s.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to mid 50s.
Next Week
  • Mostly sunny and calm.
  • Highs in the mid 80s to around 90.
  • Lows in the upper 40s to 50s.

North Central Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the mid to upper 70s and lows in the upper 40s.
Weekend
  • Mostly sunny and dry.
  • Highs in the low to mid 80s.
  • Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s.
Next Week
  • Mostly sunny and calm.
  • Highs in the mid 80s to around 90.
  • Lows in the upper 40s to 50s.

Eastern Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the low to mid 70s and lows in the mid 40s.
Weekend
  • Mostly sunny and dry.
  • Highs in the low to mid 80s on Saturday, and upper 70s to low 80s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the 40s to low 50s.
Next Week
  • Mostly sunny and dry.
  • Highs in the 80s.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to mid 50s.

Western Washington
  • Normal conditions for this time of the year would be highs in the upper 60s to low 70s and lows in the upper 40s to low 50s.
Weekend
  • Clouds on Saturday morning at the coast.
  • Becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon and sunny on Sunday.
  • Highs in the 70s to around 80 on Saturday, except mid to upper 60s at the coast.
  • Highs in the 70s to low 80s on Sunday.
  • Lows in the mid 40s to mid 50s.
Next Week
  • Mostly sunny and dry.
  • A chance of periodic morning clouds at the coast.
  • Highs in the 70s to mid 80s.
  • Lows in the upper 40s to 50s.
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